Tuesday, 29 July 2014

I {heart} Butterflies

Here is a sweet little wreath I made using some 3mm ribbon and the butterfly nature ribbon.

I picked up a plain metal wreath from a market in Henley.  I gave it a rough and light coat of gesso and then spritzed it with some mists.

I generously applied matte medium to the back of the butterfly ribbon and allowed it to dry.  This stiffens the ribbon and stops the edges from fraying enabling you to cut out shapes from ribbon.   I attached my butterfly with glue gel.

Having the colour of the butterfly on one side and nothing on the other didn't look quite right so I added a few tufts of red to the other side of the wreath to balance it out.

I have used;
nature ribbon - butterflies
3mm satin in off white and lilac mist
3mm grosgrain

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Lovely.

    I still have the one you sent me. It hangs on the corner of a photo of my mum.

    Hope you are having a good week and managing to keep cool.

  2. This is so delicate and pretty, Laura! I have never seen a project like this before.

    Thank you so much for your really lovely comment on my blog, and for your understanding and encouragement. It is so appreciated at the moment! Not surprisingly I'm feeling extremely under the weather today after everything that's happened, and messages like yours help so much to make me feel better. Hopefully I'll pick up over the next couple of days and start to feel my old self again!

    Shoshi x

  3. Super Laura, I love the way you have cut the butterflies out. My mum always told me to share - so the new pansy ribbon is for you too x


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